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Military Health System
Ladies and Gentlemen,
At a recent MSO/VSO meeting, we discussed the launch of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record initiative, which will enable all TRICARE network providers to securely access beneficiary health records and information electronically. Now, this benefit will be available to all TRICARE beneficiaries (and all beneficiaries except active duty service members may also choose to opt out of the program).
We have several resources that you are welcome to share with your members to let them know about the launch of this benefit.
Our VLER webpage provides basic information and answers many FAQs:
Our web story from earlier this month also provides details about the launch:
Please let us know if we can provide any additional information or answer any questions you may have.
With less than two weeks on the job, Army Secretary Eric Fanning is already focused on providing soldiers and their families with more predictability amid increasing demands on the force and ongoing budget constraints.
Fanning, who was sworn in May 18 as the Army’s 22nd Army secretary after a bumpy eight-month confirmation process, is no stranger to the military or the Pentagon. In addition to key leadership positions in the Air Force and Navy, Fanning has served as the Army’s acting under secretary and later as the acting secretary and got a first-hand look at the Army and its soldiers.
Federal News Radio
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to add $17 billion to the defense budget and force senators to take sides over defense on the Senate floor next week. McCain’s amendment to the 2017 defense authorization bill would suspend the drawdown of the Army and Marine Corps and increase the pay raise for active duty troops to 2.1 percent.
A group of Senate Republicans wants to remove a controversial provision from the Senate's annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove the provision and block any court, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases about who must register with the Selective Service System.
The debate over requiring women to take part has split Congressional Republicans, and opponents argue that Congress needs to spend more time studying the issue.
Australian researchers working in Antarctica found themselves in a bind recently. The ship scheduled to bring them home from their research station broke free of its mooring lines in a severe storm and ran aground, leaving the 35 researchers stuck with limited supplies.
Enter C-130 crew members with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing. They whisked the stranded researchers some 1,400 miles from their research center to McMurdo Station — the hub for U.S. scientific research in Antarctica — where they were then able to fly home aboard an Australian aircraft.
The Associated Press via Military.com
The National Guard Bureau has chosen a song written by a Vermont solider to be its official march and organizational music.
The song was composed by David Myers of the Vermont National Guard's 40th Army Band.
The song was the winning entry in a competition run by the National Guard Bureau.
Three war memorials in other states were defaced over the weekend, adding to active military personnel's fears over a growing realization that not everyone holds soldiers in high esteem. Florida is about to spend $2 million protecting its national guardsmen.
Florida was one of the first states to beef up armory and recruiting station security in the wake of attacks against the military last year.
Northwest Cable News
Col. Chas Jeffries was a continent away, but he heard all about it.
"I was extremely proud," said Jeffries, who was in South Korea when US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Jeffries commands the Washington Air National Guard’s Cyberspace Operations Group.
In March, Carter toured the group’s headquarters and said they are a model for cybersecurity that should be spread across the military.
Stars and Stripes
Three U.S. service members who died fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq were killed in combat, President Barack Obama said May 27 in an exclusive Q&A with Stars and Stripes. The losses of Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, Delta Force soldier Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler and Marine Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin had previously been called combat deaths by White House and Pentagon officials. Obama’s comments appeared to be the first time that the president himself has acknowledged them as combat deaths.
The Associated Press
There were "systemic failures" by the federal agency charged with independently investigating complaints at a western Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical facility known as "Candy Land" because of the free flow of prescription drugs, a U.S. Senate committee probe released May 31 determined.
The report singles out the VA's inspector general's office for "failure to identify and prevent the tragedies" at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center, including not publicly releasing findings from its probe that could have saved lives and improved operations.
The Washington Post
One of the charities that Donald Trump selected to receive a donation from his veterans' fundraiser is a group with a rating of "F" from CharityWatch, and has been criticized in the past for spending less than half of its incoming donations on programs that help veterans.
The Foundation for American Veterans received a donation of $75,000, Trump announced May 31, as he gave away the last of $5.6 million raised during a benefit Trump organized in January. During his combative press conference, Trump said that all of the groups had been scrutinized.
Grantham University – DEADLINE JUNE 10
Kaplan University – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15!
Grand Canyon University – Deadline June 30
More scholarships here.
American Military University (AMU) is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education to motivated students worldwide. With a strong military heritage, AMU proudly educates those who serve in the military, defense, national security and public safety sectors, and beyond.
AMU will provide one (1) full-academic undergraduate scholarship (tuition only) for the EANGUS Member who’s application and essay best demonstrates the need for educational support through this scholarship.
DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2016
To Apply: http://eangus.org/2016-amu-scholarship-application/
Platinum Partner Military Benefit Association is a proud sponsor of the Adaptive Training Foundation.
They are looking to sponsor a National Guard member who is a member of EANGUS.
Do you know a Soldier or Airman ready for this program?
For more information, contact MBA at 877-MBA-1020 or visit militarybenefit.org
See more here.
Army OneSource provides a network of services to support Active Reserve and Guard Soldiers and their Families regardless of their component or geographical location.
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Did you read the Military Times article shared on the EANGUS Facebook page? At Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, service members participated in the second annual CLEP-A-THON. They saved more than $200,000 in tuition assistance and more than 30 years of classroom time in just two weeks.
You can ‘run’ your own CLEP-A-THON, too. Many SpeedyPrep.com subscribers study several subjects simultaneously and test over all of them in just a few days. SpeedyPrep receives many testimonials like this one:
I just wanted to take this opportunity to formally thank you for your services! Thanks to Speedy Prep, I was able to pass four CLEP tests in just a little over two months! US History I, US History II, Introduction to Sociology, and Microeconomics! I was very nervous to take these exams, and SpeedyPrep was really invaluable to me. It was a great way to get familiar with the concepts, and the videos are so helpful! It really allows you to focus your time spent studying, and not feel like you're just spinning your wheels reading out of study guides, or haphazardly going through other resources. I also loved that you can see your progress move up as you work! Thank you again!—D.K
This subscriber saved thousands of dollars and earned a nearly a full semester of college credit. You can do the same, and earn points towards promotions and commissions at the same time.
EANGUS and SpeedyPrep.com have partnered to help EANGUS members and their families test out of college classes using CLEP examinations. Receive a 30% discount for a three (3) month subscription. Use the discount code EANGUS when registering at SpeedyPrep.com.
SpeedyPrep is a complete online CLEP prep service usable on home computers or mobile devices. We offer a 100% guarantee—complete SpeedyPrep’s material and if you don’t pass, you will get your money back.
Developed over 40 years ago by the College Board. College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. Over 2,900 colleges and universities accept CLEP test results.
"Dean W. was a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army and served as an instructor pilot teaching students in flight school. He had taken several courses from colleges on Post in the past, earning less than a year of credit. He told us that he had not really taken his education seriously until he was notified that he had been passed over for promotion. That started a one-year clock ticking before the promotion board would meet and consider him again. If passed over the second time, he would be discharged from the military.
With our support, he was able to explore a number of colleges and universities willing to award him more than two years of credit for his professional training as an Army aviator. That, combined with course he had previously taken had him in his senior year. He paid particular attention to the three colleges in the Northeast which do not require a minimum number of courses be taken through them to achieve academic residency, as they allowed him to take full advantage of the tuition-free courses on SOCRATES to earn credit by examination.
He finished his baccalaureate degree before the next promotion board met and called us with the good news – he was selected for promotion. When he was notified by his commanding officer, he was told that earning the degree tipped the scales in his favor. Not only did the support that we provided save him more than $35,235 in tuition, but it saved his career, as well. He can now rest assured that he can stay in the military until he reaches retirement."
To have your own success story, let your EANGUS Higher Education Resource Center (HERC) help you reach your educational goal! Email your EANGUS HERC POC, Franc Lopez – SGM(R) at email@example.com, or call his direct line: (865)221-4221.
Fill out your application TODAY for your EANGUS HERC (http://militarycollegedegrees.net/).
Join us as we explore, hear the history, and applaud the bravery and
contributions of the National Guard and the entire Allies’ military on
this once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Normandy WWII beaches.
This NGAUS D-Day Battlefield Tour will depart the US
from Dulles International Airport on September 28 and return
October 4; the tour will be limited to twenty persons in order to
guarantee an intimate, and up-close and personal visit to these
historic sites. Make your deposit today and be a part of this first-ever
TRICARE recently announced coverage of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for major depressive disorder. TMS is used when other depression treatments have not been effective.
Research shows that only half of the patients treated for depressive disorder with medication and talk therapy achieve any success. Consequently, there is a need to try an alternative treatment like TMS.
The TRICARE Beneficiary Publications office recently updated the TRICARE Pharmacy Program Overview flyer. Download the updated flyer here or from the TRICARE Publications site.
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You served to protect our freedom. We’re here to help protect your identity.
The second installment of the Minuteman Series is now available — protecting the United States of America from the enemy's threats — foreign and domestic.
The name of the model of this drawing is "Luke" and he is an active-duty soldier of the US Special Operation Command.
The majority of the proceeds will go to EANGUS (Enlisted Association of National Guard of the United States)
To purchase please click here.
Olde Glory Coffee
For every pound of coffee purchased, 30 cents will go to the state association of your choice, and 20 cents will go to the WCFA Foundation.
5 Keys to a Smoother Military Transition
When you're planning to leave the military, readiness may be the key to a successful transition and your financial security.
How Do I Teach My Teen Good Money Habits?
By educating your teens on family finances, you can pave the way for their success.
How to Build an Emergency Fund and Save Money
If you haven't started saving, don't panic. These six tips can help you get started.
It's Never Too Soon to Save for Retirement
Consider these six reasons to start saving now.
Make House Hunting Easier: 5 Tips From a Relocation Professional
Many military families are expert movers. But that doesn't mean the relocation process is easy. Use these five tips to help.
3 Reasons to Consider Term Life Insurance
Here are three reasons you should consider term life insurance.
I am Young, Single and Healthy. Why Would I Need Life Insurance?
Getting life insurance when you're young and healthy is best because we typically don't get healthier as we get older.
How to Buy a Car: 8 Essential Steps
These eight steps can help you stay within budget and simplify the negotiation process.
Car Buying: 4 Tips to Help You Take Charge of the Experience
Remember these four tips when buying a new car.
The USAA Member Community serves as the place for members to seek/give advice and tips around items that are most important in their life.
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